Monday, November 17, 2008

it's been a while, but we're still truckin'

I apologize for not writing in so long, but, after a brief vacation (that included a couple days on safari in Kenya), Reid and I are back to work!

Since my last post, the project plans have been approved by the historical conservation board. This has allowed us to apply for demolition & construction permits...and once we receive the permits we can begin work!
I have to admit, we're getting a little ancy- so we've already gotten roof and window estimates and are tossing aroung a couple new color schemes for the facade. It will really make a difference to have the windows replaced and the facade freshly painted! And a new roof will really move us forward, since we're still collecting the leaking water in a tarp! Before the new roof can be started, we'll have to frame out and build the roof deck. Afterward, our work will really be noticable!

Which color scheme do you like best? I'm leaning toward white brick and bringing out the details with reds, blues and greens. Here's a rough idea of what we're thinking about...


Dr. Alex said...

I like the 2nd choice - white bricks with accents over the windows and around the edge of the building. It helps to off set it and bring out an extra dimension.


Anonymous said...

i love them both, but lean toward the second choice with the white. i've had my eye on a pale yellow with a fern green and clay red for the accents for our house!

great minds...

things are looking great! let me know if you all need help come spring. i'll be in withdrawal mode.

love the pics of africa, btw. please share more when you can!